Historic Salem Massachusetts gives visitors a variety of appealing hotels and inns with charming amenities and excellent locations in the historic downtown area, close to the famous Peabody Essex Museum, witch museums, and waterfront attractions.
If you're planning an overnight visit to the "Witch Capital," you'll be pleased by what Salem hotels have to offer: a grand hotel, beautifully furnished historic inns, a sleek modern hotel with sweeping waterfront views, and several budget-friendly choices.
Each one has its own personality - so choose based on what you feel sounds like fun!
Rates usually will be less than for comparable Boston city hotels, so a Salem visit provides an opportunity to explore all the interesting attractions in this historic waterfront city while helping your travel dollars go farther.
We also recommend hotels in other nearby scenic North Shore towns, so you'll have a diverse range of choices in Salem and the surrounding area. You'll find a great choice for every budget!
Top photo: Warm and welcoming guestroom in The Merchant in Salem
The grand Hawthorne Hotel, built in 1925, is Salem's largest hotel with 93 rooms and suites, all individually furnished with 18th century-style canopy beds, comfy armchairs, and stately armoires.
The Hawthorne is the best Salem hotel if you want to experience the grandeur of an earlier time. It's also just a couple of blocks from the Peabody Essex Museum and various witch museums.
Alternately, you can stay in the Hawthorne's small historic Bed and Breakfast, the Suzannah Flint House, built in 1808 in Federal style and featuring 3 rooms and 1 suite, with complimentary breakfast at the Hawthorne Hotel.
Three beautifully restored 19th century
houses make up the gracious Salem Inn offering 40 rooms and suites. Choose from the 1834 classic Federal sea captain's house, the lovely 1854 Italianate Revival home, or the spacious 1874 Dutch Colonial.
All sport 21st century amenities, such as free internet access, but are furnished with antiques and period pieces.
Located on historic Pickering Wharf, the Salem Waterfront Hotel is the newest Salem hotel and offers 86 spacious rooms and suites. Free internet access, luxury linens, down comforters, and complimentary coffee will add to the comfort of your stay.
You'll enjoy the waterfront views, cute boutiques along the Wharf, and the convenience of being just a short walk from the Peabody Essex Museum, witch museums, and House of the Seven Gables, as well as the train station and ferry port.